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Laurelwood District AVA Map

Proposed by Luisa and Maria Ponzi Ponzi Vineyards and Kevin Johnson of Dion Vineyards in 2016, the Laurelwood District AVA was approved in early June of 2020 with July 6 as its official inauguration. The 33,600 acre AVA is located entirely within the Chehalem Mountains AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and presently contains 25 wineries and 70 commercial vineyards. The name Laurelwood District references the Laurelwood soil series — a blend of loess and volcanic basalt widespread throughout the AVA. The TTB initially received objections to the name citing the presence of the Laurelwood soil series throughout the Willamette Valley, but with […]

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Tualatin Hills AVA Map

Proposed by Rudolf Marchesi of Montinore Estate, Alfredo Apolloni of Apolloni Vineyards, and Mike Kuenz of David Hill Vineyard and Winery, the Tualatin Hills AVA was approved in early June 2020 with July 6 as its official inauguration. The 144,000 acre Tualatin Hills AVA is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley and presently contains 21 wineries and 33 commercial vineyards. The AVA is located in the hills from 200 to 1,000 feet in elevation above the Tualatin River watershed. It is distinguished by a blend of Laurelwood, Kinton, and Cornelius soils that are overall rich in silt with limited organic […]

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Southern Highlands

With the brisk chill of higher altitudes, Southern Highlands wineries produce ripe yet complex takes on Australian classics—Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon—and flavorful renditions of cooler climate varietals. Varietals Chardonnay, Riesling, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Shiraz Hectares Under Vine 200 Climate Cool, Continental Soil Composition Basalt, Shale Elevation 54 – 906 meters

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Les Baux-de-Provence

This historical landscape of Les-Baux-de-Provence is home to a vibrant and exciting appellation. The unique character of the region and the fertile soil infuses the local wine with memorable aromas and flavors, while the organic and biodynamic harvesting methods ensure the exquisite quality of every bottle.

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Touraine Noble-Joué

A historic region on the western outskirts of the city of Tours, Touraine Noble-Joué is known for its characteristic “vin gris,” a rosé made with the body of Pinot Meunier, the finesse of Pinot Gris, and the length of Pinot Noir. Varietals Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris Hectares Under Vine 35 Output 1400hl Soil Conditions Limestone, chalk, clay, siliceous

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Tracing the Rhine for 60 miles, Mittelrhein weaves amongst hills and castles with vineyards in classic German style—filled with Riesling. Varietals Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Spätburgunder Hectares Under Vine 467 Climate Continental

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Littoral Croatia

Hrvatsko Primorje, or Littoral Croatia, consists of the wide range of landscapes, altitudes, microclimates, and growing regions that make up the country’s border with the Adriatic Sea. With some of the most ancient vineyard sites on earth producing modern styles from native varietals, Littoral Croatia is once again building a competitive reputation for outstanding wine across international markets. Varietals Babić, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frankovka, Jarbola, Chardonnay, Gegić, Malvazija Istarska, Maraština, Muškat žuti, Bijeli Pinot, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Trbljan, Žlahtina, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot crni, Syrah Hectares Under Vine 2480 Soil Composition Loess, Sand Elevation 20–98

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